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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were

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Its C for me.

A,B & D are out bec. of wrong idiom.(As many than) instead of (as many as).

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were
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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were


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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were in 2005.
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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were. Incorrect
Subject is phone and the verb are is plural , idiom as many than is incorrect
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were . Incorrect
idiom as many than is incorrect
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were - Correct
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were - Incorrect
idiom as many than is incorrect , subject verb agreement mismatch
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were - Incorrect
Distorts the intended meaning of the sentence .

Answer C
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Answer C. Makes the most logical sense 'as many as' which is grammatically correct.
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(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were

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Could somebody explain to me why the sentence uses "there were" instead of "there was"?
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Could somebody explain to me why the sentence uses "there were" instead of "there was"?


because it said that now the phones are more than twice once before. So is implied we are comparing the number of phoneS now more than the number of before

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I narrowed down the answer choice C and E.i would prefer C because in choice E Distorts the intended meaning.
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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were


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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were

Option A has 'are' which refers to mobile phone which is singular so elimiate A,option D and E changes the intended meaning as two people do not have one phone together, so elimiate D and E.Left with B and C. the option B has idiom error 'as many than' but the correct should be 'as many as' so we eliminate B and C is he right choice.

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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were



this question was more like a booster after I did a lot of mistakes in OG questions.
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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were

- usage of "are" is incorrect for a singular subject "one mobile phone"

(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were

- usage of "as many than" is un-idiomatic

(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were

- CORRECT - Are is correctly used, idiom - as many as is correctly used for comparison

(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were

- Changes the meaning

(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were

- Changes the meaning

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A recent research study of worldwide cellular penetration finds that there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were in 2005.

(A) there are now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were -are -- one --> wrong
(B) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many than there were -as many than --> wrong
(C) there is now one mobile phone for every two people, more than twice as many as there were -Correct
(D) every two people now have one mobile phone, more than twice as many than there were -as many than --> wrong
(E) every two people now has one mobile phone, more than twice as many as there were -two -- has --> wrong
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